Tonight the curtain closes on 50 years of Grateful Dead. Beloved by generations of music fans, it’s impossible to truly articulate the profound impact the The Dead has had on many people’s lives. They’re the quintessential American rock band — one part three-ring circus, one part psychedelic improvisational ear-candy, one part musical vehicle for celebrated American ideals — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Although the long, strange trip has come to an end for the foreseeable future, the music doesn’t have to stop. Great music is immortal and the Dead’s songbook is timeless. That’s why Jambase collaborated with the music Playing For Change foundation to release this emotional cover of The Grateful Dead classic, “Ripple.” Playing For A Change teamed up with dozens of musicians from all around the world for the emotional ode, including some familiar faces — David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett, and David Hidalgo all contribute to the project.
This is “a gift from the fans,” says Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann. And “the ‘ripple effect’ is that the next generation gets to learn to play music all over the world,” says Playing For Change co-founder, Mark Johnson.
Get ready for a good, cathartic cry. The video gets all of the feels today. Good luck having dry eyes by the end of it.
See ya soon.